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Agave neomexicana

Deck the Halls with Succulent Monocots

December 17, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone knows how valuable conifers and broadleaf evergreens are for winter color. However the year-round drama and beauty of succulent monocots, especially Agave, Yucca, Hesperaloe and Nolina, reveal their stellar status in the winter while they are admired for their flowers in the summer. The...Learn more
Blossoms of Light -Tips and Tricks

The Not So Secret Secrets of Blossoms of Light

December 12, 2018 | Special Events
The holiday season is in full bloom at York Street as Blossoms of Light™ delights thousands of guests each night with mesmerizing displays of light and color. Though it is a tradition for many Front Range families, the new designs and features provide a new adventure every year for even the most...Learn more
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pretty in Pink . . . and Red and White

December 11, 2018 | Erin Bird
This year's holiday display in the Orangery gives poinsettias center stage. As you stroll through the space, you will see traditional red poinsettia alongside unique light pink, magenta, butter yellow, and marbled red and white varieties. This display represents a small percentage of the more than...Learn more
Pygmy Sundew, Drosera paleacea

Plant Predators: Adhesive Traps

December 7, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
In part two of this series, we talked about carnivorous plants that use passive traps to catch insects and other small prey. Next, we cover the third and final trapping mechanism used by predatory plants — adhesive traps. These traps can be divided further into the following categories: flypaper,...Learn more
latycerium bifurcatum, or staghorn fern, in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

December Walking Tour – Epiphytes in the Tropical Conservatory

December 3, 2018 | Scott Preusser
From the moment your lungs take in that first breath of warm, comforting and humid air you know you have entered the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. The Tropical Conservatory is home to over 550 species of plants spanning 306 genera from 87 plant families from all over the world. You have...Learn more
Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms

Santa Sets Up Shop at Chatfield Farms

November 29, 2018 | Natalie Long
Santa has made his home at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Come meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer; see thousands of lights; make a holiday craft and more at this year’s Santa’s Village ! If having a memorable Christmas experience is on your December to-do list, we have you covered...Learn more
Sensory Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Therapeutic Horticulture at the Gardens

November 27, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
As a resident of the Denver area for most of my life, it was a true gift to experience my internship in Horticultural Therapy (HT) at Denver Botanic Gardens, a place that has always inspired magic in me. Working in the garden has always been a healing experience for me, and sharing that with others...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blossoms of Light!

November 21, 2018 | Special Events
The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked: on Friday night, we open Blossoms of Light™ , and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s display. With new features and more lights than ever before, we think even the most seasoned holiday visitor will walk away in amazement. As the event gains...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

November 18, 2018 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our plant collections, natural history, art and architecture. Let their enthusiasm and passion inspire you. Spend quality time: A Gardens tour is the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends or...Learn more
Jocelyn helping in the water gardens

My Newfound Confidence

November 15, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Jocelyn Schilling, and I have been a groundskeeper here at Denver Botanic Gardens for six months now. My main duties are using the leaf blower to clear the pathways as well as sweeping, raking and other things to keep the Gardens clean. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high-...Learn more
Winter Gift Market

Behind-the-Scenes: Guild Vinegars at Winter Gift Market

November 12, 2018 | Special Events
Each November, the Gardens turns into a festive holiday shopping extravaganza at Winter Gift Market . One of the longest-running events at the Gardens, Winter Gift Market attracts dozens of artisans selling their wares and thousands of visitors looking to buy them. Though the vendors and products...Learn more
Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine

November Walking Tour – Interesting Bark

November 8, 2018 | Brien Darby
Visiting the Gardens in the fall is the perfect time to admire the tree bark that is so often overshadowed by leaves and flowers during the growing season. That being said, my first recommendation happens to be the bark of an evergreen tree, Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine. This tree, much...Learn more

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